UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane Bet Preview

UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane Bet Preview

Barry Devoe
2 years ago
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UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane Bet Preview

An explosive heavyweight matchup is coming soon in the next UFC event. You do not want to miss this championship battle between current champ Francis Ngannou and contender Ciryl Gane. 

They both are the new faces to the heavyweight division and look to prove who is better of the two. Below you can catch what will likely happen and who will come out on top. 

Date: January 22, 2022

Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

Main Card on PPV/ESPN+ at 10:00 PM

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Main Event Showdown 

Francis Ngannou (16-3-0): “The Predator'' is currently on a five-fight winning streak heading into this event. During that stretch, he took care of valuable names in the division such as Stipe Miocic, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and even Curtis Blaydes. 

He strikes with an accuracy of 41 percent and lands 33 percent of his takedowns. He lands 2.54 significant strikes each minute while taking on 2.04. 

For his defense, he does well against takedowns at 72 percent and defends against significant strikes at 45 percent. He does not spend much time on the ground, with only 0.20 takedowns and 0.40 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Ciryl Gane (10-0-0): “Bon Gamin” is currently the interim heavyweight titleholder after his defeat of Derrick Lewis. His perfect 10-0 record has come against top-quality talent against the likes of Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. 

This is no doubt his biggest test yet, but the two were previously training partners in Paris. Once Ngannou left to fight in the states, the two have not appeared to be on good terms. 

Gane has been a monster early in his career, posting a 57 percent striking accuracy and a grappling accuracy at 20 percent. He typically lands 5.37 significant strikes each minute while absorbing 2.40. 

He has yet to be taken down with perfect takedown defense and a significant strike defense at 62 percent. He also averages 0.71 takedowns and 0.30 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Potential Outcome 

Ngannou has shown that he has enormous power and speed for his size. He definitely looks like a stout linebacker and not a fighter. 

People often overlook his talent when he finishes fights early. He knows exactly what he is doing inside the octagon and that makes him even more dangerous. 

Gane has a lot of footwork and appears to be the more technical fighter here. Even though he can end fights abruptly, he can usually take battles to a decision and earn a well-fought victory. 

This battle is quite fascinating for a variety of reasons. For one, Ngannou and Gane were old training partners and there is a video of the two sparring with Ngannou looking good. 

The other side to this is that Gane is under the same camp that helped Ngannou reach his first title shot years ago. However, Ngannou and that camp parted ways years ago. 

There will be a lot of striking from Ngannou early on and Gane will most likely use his legs. Look for Ngannou to carry this one out, but with a very close matchup. 

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